Dr Ali Khavandi
Education & Books
In 2010 Ali was lead author for the published paper, “Cardiologists should have basic surgical skills training” - providing patients with the highest quality procedural outcomes by focusing on the fundamentals is a subject he remains passionate about. He is founder/ director of the Essential Surgical Skills course which runs at the Royal College of Surgeons and the Consultant-only Advanced Surgical Techniques course for leadless defibrillator implantation.
He is a simulator training lead for the British Cardiovascular Society and regular invited faculty at national meetings including Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention and Heart Rhythm Congress.
Ali is editor of the UK Core Cardiology training textbook and accompanying multiple choice questions book, which received a BMJ book of the year award. He is currently commissioned to produce the pan-European second edition in collaboration with Oxford University Press.
Ali is published in international journals on a number of subjects. His past area of interest was around contemporary transcatheter structural and endvascular treatments, including aortic valve implantation and thoracic aortic aneurysm repair.
His current interest is modern dietary approaches to risk factors such as high blood pressure and is currently leading the development of a collaborative project in Bath.